2012 Mission hill Shiraz mini review

Another wine from the Marc Anthony portfolio tasting. Inky dark in color with a nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely blueberry notes backed by some nice peppery notes and acidity into a medium length finish. A very nice varietal shiraz. I would give it an 89 or so. Available from Marc Anthony wines for $18.48 a bottle in cases of 12. Yumm.

From the winery`s web site:
2012 Shiraz Our Reserve Shiraz is inky in colour with aromas of dark fruits, violet, and peppercorn. Full-bodied with flavours of cherries, rosemary, anise, and brambleberry. A touch of cedar rounds out the long finish.

Vintage Report
The 2012 vintage is a reminder that the Okanagan is one of the world’s northern-most serious wine regions. After a generally dry, warm growing season, the last few weeks of harvest ‘chilled out’. The summer ensured ideal fruit development resulting in slightly reduced workloads in our vineyards. Yields were spot-on and summer pruning was not as involved as in previous years. Veraison took place under nearly ideal conditions that lasted from mid-August to the end of September. The continuation of mild, sunny autumn weather gave rise to optimism among our winemakers with reports of grapes having developed thick skins and expectations of flavourful, extracted wines. The harvest began on September 13th with sunny skies and moderate temperatures, delivering the early ripening varieties. The night cooled drastically in the second half of September, preserving the freshness of our top quality wines and brining welcome respite after an incredibly dry growing season.
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Winemakers Notes
100% Shiraz
13.5 alc/vol
T.A. 5.5 g/l
RS Dry
Oak: Aged in French & American oak for 14 months
Harvested: October 2012
Vineyards: Oliver & Osoyoos

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